Create a special place to store your ring by making this DIY salt dough ring dish.
What better way to store jewelry than with a handmade jewelry dish? I wear my wedding ring 99% of the time, but I didn’t have a safe place to store it for when I take it off. I take it off when I shower, moisturize or apply product to my hair. One of my worst fears is to lose my wedding ring! I would be absolutely crushed and heart broken. Not to mention how upset it would make Alex. So, to avoid the heartache I use my handmade salt dough ring dish to stash my ring when I’m not wearing it! It’s the same recipe I used to make my salt dough ornaments, and just as easy and fun to make. Make yourself a custom ring dish to store your rings or jewelry using ONLY three ingredients that you already have in your pantry!
These jewelry dishes make for great gifts too! What newly engaged lady wouldn’t want a place to store her new ring when not in use. Or have kiddos decorate a custom ring dish for their grandma for Mother’s day. The possibilities are endless! Let’s get started!
Ingredients and Materials for Salt Dough
- This will make 8 small , 4 medium, or 2 large jewelry dishes – adjust recipe accordingly
- 4 C of All-purpose flour
- 1 C of Salt
- 1 1/2 C of Warm water
- Small oven-safe ring dishes – I used our Pyrex dishes and ramekins
- Stamps, paint, glitter and any other Supplies needed to decorate your dish
- Clear coat
Instructions for Salt Dough Ornaments
Step 1: Making the Dough
Start by preheating your oven to 300° F. Combine flour and salt using a mixer or large mixing bowl. Once combined, add in the warm water while stirring continuously.
When the dough starts to form, begin kneading it with your hands until smooth and moldable. Add more flour, if the dough is too sticky.
The dough will dry your hands out a bit, so you may consider rubber gloves during this process.
Roll your dough into a big ball and divide it. I was able to make 8 ring dishes from the amount of dough I made.
Step 2: Forming the Ring Dish
Start by spraying your dish with a cooking spray. I forgot this step with a few dishes, and definitely regretted it. Ramekins and Pyrex glass dishes work great for small ring dishes. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s oven-safe.
Roll a small section of your salt dough into a little ball, and place it in the center of your dish. begin flattening the dough ball against the bottom and sides of the dish. Continue flattening dough until it is even and smooth, keeping it less than an 1/8″ thick.
For a smoother edge, dip your finger in water and rub it across the top. For a rough or more natural edge, push the dough up the side of the dish as far as possible.
If you would like, add designs to the dough before baking, by using stamps or a toothpick to add imprints.
Transfer dishes to a baking sheet, and bake them for an hour or until the dough is hardened. Let the ring dishes completely cool on a cooling rack before popping them out of the dish. If they are still soft, bake them for another 30 minutes.
Step3: Decorating the Salt Dough Ring Dish
Decorate your baked ring dish with paint, glitter, markers, or anything else you have laying around.
Decorating tips and tricks:
- Just like painting the walls in a home, multiple coats make colors bright and vibrate -especially gold
- Make colors pop by layering colors and letting each color dry completely before adding further details
- Add tiny details to your dish using the back of your paintbrush or a toothpick
Once the design is dry, spray the ring dish with a clear coat to help preserve the dish.
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